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Stihl vs Red Max trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Westbrook Lawn, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. Westbrook Lawn

    Westbrook Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I am currently running Stihl fs90 4 stroke and was considering another buying a red max trimmer any suggestions ? Any help would be great. thanks
  2. ddixon7

    ddixon7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    I had the GZ30N motor that lasted 8 hours. Burned a hole in the piston. A fluke? maybe. Told myself I would never get another Redmax trimmer. Went to the dealer to get a Shindaiwa, but he didn't have any in stock so I bought a BCZ2060TS with the GZ25N motor. This one has a maxcellerator? pump on the carb and makes it run richer when you hit the throttle. This thing is amazing. It revs very fast. It has incredible power for a smallish motor. I also hear very good things about the smallest Redmax trimmer.
  3. jflazerz

    jflazerz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    I have two GZ23N's & think they're great ,light weight & plenty of power unless you're cutting down knee high weeds. I used to run Stihls but they seem heavy & unbalanced . I would go with Red Max
  4. smallstripesnc

    smallstripesnc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    I had a Redmax BCZ2460S and it didn't last long before it had a bad crank bearing. Literally less than a few days of use. I ran a quality two cycle oil and ethanol free 93 octane fuel and wasn't hard on it and just used it for weekly clients the dealer blamed it on oil since I didn't run the redmax oil so it wouldn't be covered under warranty. I now have a Stihl FS100RX and love it. Also the redmax drank fuel compared to the FS100RX.
  5. midstroke

    midstroke LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    This is why im on the forum today. Been running a redmax bc2600 that was built in 1997 and she is about done k think. So i say redmax is awesome.
  6. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,445

    Much more power with the stihl trimmers but nicer throttle control with redmax and good longevity with both here

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